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FTC Clears Northrop Grumman's Acquisition of Orbital ATK

By Marc Boucher
June 6, 2018
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FTC Clears Northrop Grumman's Acquisition of Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman Expands Houston Operations, Looks to Local Businesses to Join Space Exploration Team
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Northrop Grumman’s proposed acquisition of Orbital ATK Inc. The FTC’s Bureau of Competition has completed its review of the merger, and the Premerger Notification Office has informed the company that the waiting period under the HSR Act has terminated, allowing the companies to complete the merger. As part of that clearance, the FTC issued a decision and order providing for solid rocket motors to be available on a non-discriminatory basis under specified circumstances and under processes defined in the order.
Note: Orbital ATK will now be known as Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems.

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